Introduction

Use this guide to remove the motherboard from the Samsung Gear 360. You will have to complete a full tear-down of the device to get to the motherboard, so follow the directions carefully and take your time to ensure you complete every step correctly.

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  • Twist silver ring on the lens counter-clockwise with force to remove it.

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  • Insert a small flathead screwdriver into marked slot on camera lens and pry off camera lens cover.

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Image 1/2: Repeat for the back side of the camera. Image 2/2: Repeat for the back side of the camera.
  • Using a PH00 screwdriver head, remove all Phillips #00 0.75 mm screws on the front of the camera.

  • Repeat for the back side of the camera.

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  • Peel off the black rubber located on the bottom of the device using your hand or a small flathead screwdriver.

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  • Once the black rubber has been removed, unscrew all Phillips #00 0.75 mm screws on the bottom of the device using a PH00 screwdriver head.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the tripod mount off the device.

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  • Using both hands, carefully remove the right cover off the camera body.

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  • To remove the left cover of the camera body, lift the left cover using a small flathead screwdriver and pull it off.

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Image 1/2: Repeat for both sides of the camera. Image 2/2: Repeat for both sides of the camera.
  • Once the camera body has been removed, lift and pull off the metal support ring using a small flathead screwdriver.

  • Repeat for both sides of the camera.

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  • Remove all Phillips #00 0.75 mm screws from the body of the camera using a PH00 screwdriver head.

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  • Carefully lift the three sensors off using a plastic opening tool and pull them aside.

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  • Carefully use a plastic opening tool to separate the gray case from the black case on the device.

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  • Insert a plastic removal tool underneath the four sensors on the motherboard to fully separate the camera case.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the sensors from the motherboard to free it.

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  • Using a PH000 Screwdriver head, unscrew the Phillips #000 0.5 mm screw connected to the motherboard.

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  • To remove the motherboard from the device, use a plastic opening tool on the edges and lift up.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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What is the part number of the motherboard? Mine is stuck in firmware upgrade state and Samsung won't even look at it.

So maybe a motherboard replacement is the easiest answer.

Thanks

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